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avatar for Jon Adams

Jon Adams

Founder and President of TAG Strategies
avatar for Steve Adler

Steve Adler

Mayor of Austin
avatar for Julián Aguilar

Julián Aguilar

Immigration and Border Security Reporter at The Texas Tribune
avatar for Tim Alberta

Tim Alberta

Chief Political Correspondent for Politico Magazine
avatar for Elsa Alcala

Elsa Alcala

Policy Director for Texas Defender Service
avatar for Charlotte Alter

Charlotte Alter

National Correspondent for TIME
avatar for Carol Alvarado

Carol Alvarado

State Senator
avatar for Rafael Anchia

Rafael Anchia

State Representative
avatar for Darran Anderson

Darran Anderson

Director of Strategy and Innovation for the Texas Department of...
avatar for Kristen Soltis Anderson

Kristen Soltis Anderson

Co-Founder of Echelon Insights and Contributor for ABC News
avatar for Rodney Anderson

Rodney Anderson

Chair of the Dallas County Republican Party
avatar for Ana Maria Archila

Ana Maria Archila

Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy
avatar for Allison Arieff

Allison Arieff

Editorial Director at SPUR
avatar for Nicole Austin-Hillery

Nicole Austin-Hillery

Executive Director of U.S. Programs at Human Rights Watch
avatar for Gwenaelle Avice-Huet

Gwenaelle Avice-Huet

CEO of ENGIE North America
avatar for David Axelrod

David Axelrod

Director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and Host...
avatar for Eva-Marie Ayala

Eva-Marie Ayala

Education Reporter for The Dallas Morning News
avatar for Susan Bailey

Susan Bailey

President-Elect of the American Medical Association
avatar for David Balat

David Balat

Director of the Right on Healthcare Initiative at the Texas Public...
avatar for Mark Z. Barabak

Mark Z. Barabak

Political Writer for the Los Angeles Times
avatar for Laura Barrón-López

Laura Barrón-López

National Political Reporter at POLITICO
avatar for Jordana Barton

Jordana Barton

Senior Adviser in the San Antonio Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank...
avatar for Alexandra Suich Bass

Alexandra Suich Bass

Senior Correspondent at The Economist
avatar for John Bates

John Bates

Senior District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of...
avatar for Chris Bell

Chris Bell

Former U.S. Representative and Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate
avatar for Michael Bender

Michael Bender

White House Reporter for The Wall Street Journal
avatar for Geoff Bennett

Geoff Bennett

White House Correspondent for NBC News
avatar for Eric Benson

Eric Benson

Senior Editor at Texas Monthly
avatar for Diego Bernal

Diego Bernal

State Representative
avatar for Ellie Bertani

Ellie Bertani

Senior Director of Learning Strategy and Innovation at Walmart
avatar for Natasha Bertrand

Natasha Bertrand

National Security Correspondent for Politico
avatar for Michael Beschloss

Michael Beschloss

Author and Presidential Historian for NBC News
avatar for Paul Bettencourt

Paul Bettencourt

State Senator
avatar for Yasmin Bhatia

Yasmin Bhatia

Chief Executive Officer of Uplift Education
avatar for Ross Bjork

Ross Bjork

Athletic Director of Texas A&M University
avatar for Keri Blakinger

Keri Blakinger

Reporter for the Houston Chronicle
avatar for César Blanco

César Blanco

State Representative
avatar for Krys Boyd

Krys Boyd

Host and Managing Editor of KERA's “Think”
avatar for H.W. Brands

H.W. Brands

Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at...
avatar for Douglas Brinkley

Douglas Brinkley

Professor of History at Rice University and CNN Presidential Historian
avatar for Royce Brooks

Royce Brooks

Executive Director of Annie's List
avatar for John Bucy

John Bucy

State Representative
avatar for Teresa Burnett

Teresa Burnett

Executive Director of the Monahans Chamber of Commerce
avatar for Bryan Burrough

Bryan Burrough

Special Correspondent at Vanity Fair and Writer at Audible
avatar for Dustin Burrows

Dustin Burrows

State Representative
avatar for George P. Bush

George P. Bush

Texas Land Commissioner
avatar for Cheri Bustos

Cheri Bustos

U.S. Representative and Chair of the Democratic Congressional...
avatar for Briscoe Cain

Briscoe Cain

State Representative
avatar for Jacquelyn Callanen

Jacquelyn Callanen

Bexar County Elections Administrator
avatar for Donna Campbell

Donna Campbell

State Senator
avatar for Terry Canales

Terry Canales

State Representative
avatar for Matt Candler

Matt Candler

Founder of 4.0 Schools
avatar for John Carlin

John Carlin

Former Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of...
avatar for Timothy P. Carney

Timothy P. Carney

Commentary Editor at the Washington Examiner
avatar for Joaquin Castro

Joaquin Castro

U.S. Representative
avatar for Julián Castro

Julián Castro

2020 Democratic Candidate for President
avatar for HD Chambers

HD Chambers

Superintendent of Alief Independent School District
avatar for Guy-Uriel Charles

Guy-Uriel Charles

Co-Director of the Duke University Center on Law, Race and Politics...
avatar for Robert Chesney

Robert Chesney

James Baker Chair and Associate Dean at the University of Texas...
avatar for Ashwini Chhabra

Ashwini Chhabra

Senior Director of Public Affairs at Bird
avatar for Susan Chira

Susan Chira

Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project
avatar for Jane Coaston

Jane Coaston

Senior Politics Reporter at Vox
avatar for Shelby Cole

Shelby Cole

Digital Director for Kamala Harris For The People
avatar for Garnet Coleman

Garnet Coleman

State Representative
avatar for Carol Coletta

Carol Coletta

Senior Fellow for the American Cities Program at The Kresge Foundation
avatar for Kiah Collier

Kiah Collier

Energy and Environment Reporter at The Texas Tribune
avatar for Nicole Collier

Nicole Collier

State Representative
avatar for Christopher Collins

Christopher Collins

Rural Reporter for The Texas Observer
avatar for Pamela Colloff

Pamela Colloff

Senior Writer at ProPublica and Writer-at-Large for The New York...
avatar for Chris Del Conte

Chris Del Conte

Athletic Director for the University of Texas
avatar for Lilian Coral

Lilian Coral

Director of National Strategy and Technology Innovation at the Knight...
avatar for Dylan Corbett

Dylan Corbett

Founding Director of the Hope Border Institute
avatar for Ana Marie Cox

Ana Marie Cox

Host of the "With Friends Like These" Podcast
avatar for John Creuzot

John Creuzot

District Attorney of Dallas County
avatar for Spencer Cronk

Spencer Cronk

City Manager of Austin
avatar for Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator
avatar for Henry Cuellar

Henry Cuellar

U.S. Representative
avatar for Kevin Dancy

Kevin Dancy

Community Development Adviser for the Houston Branch of the Federal...
avatar for Sarah Darville

Sarah Darville

National Editor for Chalkbeat
avatar for Anil Dash

Anil Dash

CEO of Glitch and Host of the “Function” Podcast
avatar for Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Williamson County Elections Administrator
avatar for Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis

State Representative
avatar for Traci Davis

Traci Davis

Area Superintendent for the Grand Prairie Independent School District
avatar for Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis

Former State Senator and Democratic Candidate for Texas' 21st...
avatar for Michele Deitch

Michele Deitch

Senior Lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the...
avatar for Pamela Dempsey

Pamela Dempsey

Executive Director of the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
avatar for Danny Diaz

Danny Diaz

Republican Strategist and Former Campaign Manager for Jeb Bush's 2016...
avatar for Nancy Dickey

Nancy Dickey

Executive Director of the Rural and Community Health Institute at...
avatar for Sam Dolnick

Sam Dolnick

Assistant Managing Editor of The New York Times
avatar for Matthew Dowd

Matthew Dowd

Political Strategist and Chief Political Analyst for ABC News
avatar for Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan

Former U.S. Secretary of Education
avatar for Sarah Eckhardt

Sarah Eckhardt

Travis County Judge
avatar for Amanda Edwards

Amanda Edwards

Houston City Councilwoman and Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate
avatar for Keven Ellis

Keven Ellis

Member of the State Board of Education
avatar for Rodney Ellis

Rodney Ellis

Harris County Commissioner
avatar for Tom Emmer

Tom Emmer

U.S. Representative and Chair of the National Republican...
avatar for Ed Emmett

Ed Emmett

Former Harris County Judge and Senior Fellow at Rice University and...
avatar for Mieke Eoyang

Mieke Eoyang

Vice President for the National Security Program and Chair of the...
avatar for Helena Bottemiller Evich

Helena Bottemiller Evich

Senior Food and Agriculture Reporter for Politico Pro
avatar for David Fahrenthold

David Fahrenthold

Reporter for The Washington Post
avatar for Blake Fetterman

Blake Fetterman

Executive Director of the Carr P. Collins Social Service Center of...
avatar for Frank Figliuzzi

Frank Figliuzzi

Former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence for the FBI
avatar for Paul Flahive

Paul Flahive

Technology and Entrepreneurship Reporter for Texas Public Radio
avatar for Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake

Former U.S. Senator
avatar for Brandon Formby

Brandon Formby

Night News Editor at The Texas Tribune
avatar for Catherine Fraise

Catherine Fraise

Founder and Executive Director of Workspace Education
avatar for James Frank

James Frank

State Representative
avatar for Eric Frederick

Eric Frederick

Executive Director of Connect Michigan and Vice President of...
avatar for Juliet V. García

Juliet V. García

Former President of the University of Texas at Brownsville
avatar for Lynn Garcia

Lynn Garcia

General Counsel of the Texas Forensic Science Commission
avatar for Manny Garcia

Manny Garcia

Executive Director of the Texas Democratic Party
avatar for Sylvia Garcia

Sylvia Garcia

U.S. Representative
avatar for Juan Pablo Garnham

Juan Pablo Garnham

Urban Affairs Reporter at The Texas Tribune
avatar for Major Garrett

Major Garrett

Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News
avatar for Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza

Co-Founder of Supermajority
avatar for Antonio Garza

Antonio Garza

Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
avatar for Daniel Garza

Daniel Garza

Executive Director at The LIBRE Initiative
avatar for KP George

KP George

Fort Bend County Judge
avatar for Rodney Gibbs

Rodney Gibbs

Chief Product Officer for The Texas Tribune
avatar for Andrew Gillum

Andrew Gillum

Chair of Forward Florida and 2018 Democratic Candidate for Florida...
avatar for Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten

Religion and Belief Correspondent for National Public Radio
avatar for Alicia K. Glen

Alicia K. Glen

Former Deputy Mayor of New York for Housing and Economic Development
avatar for Katie Glueck

Katie Glueck

Political Reporter at The New York Times
avatar for LaTonya Goffney

LaTonya Goffney

Superintendent of the Aldine Independent School District
avatar for Russell Gold

Russell Gold

Senior Energy Reporter for The Wall Street Journal
avatar for Paula Gold-Williams

Paula Gold-Williams

President and CEO of CPS Energy
avatar for Ben Goldberger

Ben Goldberger

Executive Editor of TIME
avatar for Jack Goldsmith

Jack Goldsmith

Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard University and Former...
avatar for Larry Gonzales

Larry Gonzales

Former State Representative
avatar for Jessica González

Jessica González

State Representative
avatar for Mark Gonzalez

Mark Gonzalez

District Attorney of Nueces County
avatar for Mary González

Mary González

State Representative
avatar for Garrett Graff

Garrett Graff

Contributing Editor for WIRED Magazine
JG

Jorge Guajardo

Former Mexican Ambassador to China
avatar for Jean Guerrero

Jean Guerrero

Investigative Reporter at KPBS San Diego
avatar for Vanita Gupta

Vanita Gupta

President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human...
avatar for Eva Guzman

Eva Guzman

Texas Supreme Court Justice
avatar for S.C. Gwynne

S.C. Gwynne

Former Executive Editor at Texas Monthly and Former Senior Editor at...
avatar for Carol Haddock

Carol Haddock

Director of Houston Public Works
avatar for Errin Haines

Errin Haines

National Writer on Race and Ethnicity for The Associated Press
avatar for Beth Hansen

Beth Hansen

Republican Strategist and Former Campaign Manager for John Kasich's...
avatar for Amy Hardberger

Amy Hardberger

Associate Dean at St. Mary's University School of Law
avatar for James Hardy

James Hardy

Deputy Mayor for Integrated Development for the City of Akron, Ohio
avatar for Dave Harmon

Dave Harmon

Investigative Editor at The Texas Tribune
avatar for Stephen Harrigan

Stephen Harrigan

Writer-at-Large at Texas Monthly
avatar for Mary Harris

Mary Harris

Host and Managing Editor of the “What Next” Podcast
avatar for John Harwood

John Harwood

Editor-at-Large at CNBC
avatar for Rick Hasen

Rick Hasen

Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science at the University...
avatar for Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe

Atmospheric Scientist and Director of the Climate Science Center at...
avatar for Ryan Heath

Ryan Heath

Senior Editor for POLITICO
avatar for Nathan Hecht

Nathan Hecht

Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court
avatar for Glenn Hegar

Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
avatar for MJ Hegar

MJ Hegar

Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate
avatar for John Heilemann

John Heilemann

Co-host of Showtime's “The Circus”
avatar for Brenda Hellyer

Brenda Hellyer

Chancellor of San Jacinto College
avatar for Mollie Z. Hemingway

Mollie Z. Hemingway

Senior Editor at The Federalist
avatar for Jim Henson

Jim Henson

Director of the Texas Politics Project
avatar for Astead Herndon

Astead Herndon

National Political Reporter for The New York Times
avatar for Jere Hester

Jere Hester

Editor-in-Chief of The City
avatar for Lina Hidalgo

Lina Hidalgo

Harris County Judge
avatar for Melissa Higginbotham

Melissa Higginbotham

Board Member at Dallas Kids First
avatar for Carla Hills

Carla Hills

Former U.S. Trade Representative
avatar for Josh Hinkle

Josh Hinkle

Director of Investigations and Innovation at KXAN
avatar for Chuy Hinojosa

Chuy Hinojosa

State Senator
avatar for Gina Hinojosa

Gina Hinojosa

State Representative
avatar for Michael Hinojosa

Michael Hinojosa

Superintendent of Dallas Independent School District
avatar for Stacy Hock

Stacy Hock

Victory Chair of the Republican Party of Texas
avatar for Angie Drobnic Holan

Angie Drobnic Holan

Editor of PolitiFact
avatar for Peter Hotez

Peter Hotez

Co-Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine...
avatar for Donna Howard

Donna Howard

State Representative
avatar for Dan Huberty

Dan Huberty

State Representative
avatar for Laura Huffman

Laura Huffman

Texas State Director of The Nature Conservancy
avatar for Carl Hulse

Carl Hulse

Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times
avatar for Will Hurd

Will Hurd

U.S. Representative
avatar for Eddie Lucio III

Eddie Lucio III

State Representative
avatar for Julian Alvarez III

Julian Alvarez III

Texas Workforce Commissioner Representing Labor
avatar for Celia Israel

Celia Israel

State Representative
avatar for Amy Myers Jaffe

Amy Myers Jaffe

David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and...
avatar for Cassandra Jaramillo

Cassandra Jaramillo

Public Safety Reporter for The Dallas Morning News
avatar for Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Mayor of Dallas
avatar for Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
avatar for Nicole Conley Johnson

Nicole Conley Johnson

Chief Business and Operations Officer for the Austin Independent...
avatar for David Jolly

David Jolly

Former U.S. Representative
avatar for Gina Ortiz Jones

Gina Ortiz Jones

Democratic Candidate for Texas' 23rd Congressional District
avatar for Elise Jordan

Elise Jordan

Columnist for Time and Contributor for NBC News and MSNBC
avatar for Jim Jordan

Jim Jordan

U.S. Representative
avatar for Peter Kafka

Peter Kafka

Senior Correspondent at Recode and Host of the "Recode Media" Podcast
avatar for Mini Kahlon

Mini Kahlon

Vice Dean for Health Ecosystem at the Dell Medical School at the...
avatar for Andy Keller

Andy Keller

President and CEO of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
avatar for Piper Kerman

Piper Kerman

Criminal Justice Reform Advocate and Author of "Orange is the New...
avatar for Sylvia Kerrigan

Sylvia Kerrigan

Executive Director of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law...
avatar for Renu Khator

Renu Khator

President of the University of Houston and Chancellor of the...
avatar for Ken King

Ken King

State Representative
avatar for Ron Kirk

Ron Kirk

Former U.S. Trade Representative
avatar for Stephanie Klick

Stephanie Klick

State Representative
avatar for Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator and 2020 Democratic Candidate for President
avatar for Kate Klonick

Kate Klonick

Professor at St. John’s Law School
avatar for Lawrence Krasner

Lawrence Krasner

District Attorney of Philadelphia
avatar for Matt Krause

Matt Krause

State Representative


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